Well, when I named last week’s K-pop review the month that ended on a low note, I didn’t even know about the whole Spotify x Kakao Entertainment issue. I had been referring to the slew of bullying accusations and dating news that has received mixed reactions. Honestly, being on hiatus during this time has made me more grateful to not being caught up in the thick of that mess (especially on the clusterfeck that is known as Twitter? Dear God…).
Anyway, K-pop is a mess right now and this week’s songs kinda reflect that. So, let’s start.
OH MY GIRL(오마이걸) – BOGGLE BOGGLE(보글보글)
It’s another one of those Pororo collabs so it’s a song that’s definitely not for everyone. It can be interesting to watch I guess.
iKON – 왜왜왜 (Why Why Why)
iKON is finally back with a rather chill laidback song after being on hiatus for what feels like 5 years. Quite different from what I was expecting from them but it’s a nice different. It would be good for a chill playlist.
ATEEZ(에이티즈) – 불놀이야 (I’m The One)
ATEEZ is a group I don’t really vibe with usually and personally they don’t appeal to me. I’ll keep giving them chances though cause who knows but this song doesn’t convince me otherwise.
후이(HUI) & 신원(SHINWON) – WTH
I like the rock sound carried throughout the song but everything else is kinda lackluster.
RAIN (비) – WHY DON’T WE (Feat. 청하 (CHUNG HA))
Not really vibing with this song either. Not an awful one but pretty average.
Epik High (에픽하이) – True Crime ft. MISO Official Visualizer
A bit boring…
제미나이, 박재범 (GEMINI, Jay park) – Trip
Yeah, didn’t know why I bothered with this one.
ONEUS(원어스) – 우리의 시간은 거꾸로 흐른다 (Rewind)
Poor ONEUS, they were one of the groups hit real hard by the Spotify snap of February and still only have like a song or two to their name. I say this as someone who had pretty much all their songs on my K-pop boy group playlist. Uh, though this song wouldn’t really be missed as much.
VERIVERY – Get Away
Not achieving being above average here.
MCND – 아직 끝난거 아이다 (Not over)
Slightly better than VERIVERY up there but nothing by much though I do look the look of the MV in the beginning and the boys but that’s about it.
QODES – Quest 1. $ Better than X
This is a new girl group that IS trying to have a “not like other girls” image. I mean, the way they promote and their music videos is slightly different. Putting all that aside though, I don’t really take to it.
Azer – Elegante
Another new group I’m guessing. Honestly, I just found my mind wandering a lot while trying to watch so I’ll pass on this one.
G-reyish(그레이시) – 숨;(Blood Night)
Nearly forgot to add this one into the post but I don’t think I would’ve missed much if I kept it out.
이승협 (J.DON) – Superstar (Feat. CHEEZE)
Ah, this guy again, but with the indie artist, CHEEZE. The song is the usual duet that isn’t that stimulating but would be great background music.
OLNL(오르내림) – PAPI(바삐) (Feat. Soovi)
[Original Song] Blue.D – 독립 (Independence) Official Visualizer 📽
It will either be a song that bores you or leave you admiring her voice and the soft flow of the melody. Take your pick.
YONGYONG(용용) – HE’S GONE (feat. Jayci Yucca)
There are parts of the song I actually kind of like within the instrumental but I don’t know if it’s how she’s singing/rapping it or what but I wanna pass on this one.
찬현 – Answer me
This is kinda the same but without the good elements found within the song above.
MIN – Ride (With. Dami)
No, it’s not that Dami from Dreamcatcher so don’ t get excited. The song is a no go for me. Especially when they start vocalizing together, it sounds a bit messy honestly.
DEMIAN(데미안) – LOVE% (Feat. 던 (DAWN))
ZanHyang(잔향) – The Hill of Wind(바람의 언덕)
Interesting set up they got going on here but I mainly put this on here because it looked different. I had a feeling it wasn’t gonna be my style but hey, someone else may dig it.
쏘대장 General SSO – Bacteria Men (Feat. KURO)
This song isn’t as quirky cute as I thought it was gonna be and looking at the girl singing just makes me wonder how she got herself into this situation.
Raina(레이나) – Waiting For You(오늘 연락해)
Pretty nice and not as boring and tepid sounding as most of these OSTs.
소야 (SOYA), 딘딘 – 3!4! (안녕? 나야! OST)
Upbeat but with too many lalalas in the beginning and the song as with most OSTs don’t really evolve to add much more. Actually, you could say it gets slightly worse.
Lee Ji Yu(이지유) – Can’t Forget You(나에게 찾아온 이별)
Usual OST stuff. Nothing to see/hear here.
And that’s all for today. I believe this week had less songs because honestly I kicked a couple out and left some songs that I screened beforehand off because they just weren’t worth talking about. I’ll leave off with a video from a song that I think is in the Korean version of “Raya and the Last Dragon,” a new Disney movie that came out a few days ago. (Let us up it is not the monstrosity that “Mulan” and “Artemis Fowl” was – two of Disney’s latest movies.)
Tata for now~